BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc. reported its second quarter 2016 results today, with net income topping $162 million for the first half of 2016 compared to $286 million earned during the first six months of 2015. Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity(1) for the first six months of 2016 were 0.35 percent and 4.27 percent, respectively.
Between April and June the BBVA Group posted the highest quarterly profit of the last 12 months, with €1.12 billion, up 58.4% from the previous quarter. Net attributable profit for the first half of the year stood at €1.83 billion, down 33.6% from the same period in 2015, due to the impact of exchange rates and the lack of corporate operations. Stripping out these two factors, profit grew 5.8% y-o-y
Bank of Spain’s Circular 4/2016 on analysis and provisioning of credit risk will bring changes to the way in which banks classify and provision doubtful loans.This new standard seeks to improve transparency and comparability with the rest of European institutions.In this article, we take a look at the main changes that Spanish banks will have to face in the coming months.
Trust has always been one of banking’s biggest values, but in the 21st century where digital is the prevailing theme, trust has become even more central to the conversation, BBVA Global Head of Security Architecture Juan Francisco Losa said in an address at American Banker’s Cybersec conference in New York City this week.
After a turbulent end of 2015 for Latin American emerging markets, fuelled by the collapse of commodity prices, the first half of 2016 has been quite different. Since January, investment funds operating in Latin America have reported solid profitability ratios, in many cases above 10%.
The U.K. unexpectedly voting to leave the EU in the referendum (Brexit) increases uncertainty in the global economy, according to a BBVA Research report published on July 5th. The negative bias could subtract approximately -0.2% from global GDP growth, previously expected to be 3.4% in 2017 until now.
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The world of finance is in the midst of a revolution thanks to the technological breakthroughs in fields such as big data and blockchain, among others. The booming ecosystem of financial technology startups, the so called fintechs, is changing the financial industry’s mindset and the way it approaches new customers.
There is no turning back. Technology is here to stay and whoever is not able to adapt to it will not only lose information opportunities, but will be left out of the market. The mass adoption of smartphones, tablets and other digital platforms has put Chile at the top of the connectivity rankings in the region and has changed the way in which people interact with each other and with companies. BBVA is one of the pioneers in Chile’s digitization process.